The Grapes Of Independence By John Steinbeck

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The Grapes of Independence An image or a thousand words, which is more impacting? For decades now enthusiasts have participated in endless debates over films and novels. Whether it be a novel that is adapted into a film or a film that is converted into a novel, neither of the works will be an exact image of the other. Often the first piece will obtain mass amounts of popularity, thus influencing the production of itself in the opposing format; however, the mass majority of these occurrences end with a subpar recreation that is abhorred by fans. The Grapes of Wrath, on the other hand, was highly renowned and won awards as both a novel and a film. John Steinbeck published his novel in April of 1939, and it won the Pulitzer Prize and the…show more content…
However, the seemingly slightest alterations fabricate the largest variations. When adapting a lengthy novel into a film, directors find it rather onerous to include all the details from the original. Ford was presented with the same obstacle during the production of his film. Due to such occurrences, rather than creating a six-hour film, the only recourse was to desert certain material. As seen in The Grapes of Wrath, the scenes followed the same scheme as the novel, but a number of happenings were left absent from the film. This editing, as described in Shared Class Files, “can compress time or extend time.” Ford’s adaptation deleted Steinbeck’s interchapters and animal scenes from the production. Ma’s prominent speech of man was an addition and a divergent ending was even incorporated for the refashioned story in the film. Although the movements, removal and alterations of these segments allow the production to maintain the same subject, the primary messages, themes, and focus points undergo similar adjustments alongside the scenes. Similar tales of struggle, one leans to the left and the other leans to the right. One speaks of the lives of a family, while the other speaks about the entity of mankind. These are the circumstances that separate Steinbeck and Ford’s two compositions of The Grapes of Wrath. Within the novel, interchapters can be found that

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